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Investigate co-pay charges


Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank’s recent ruling that EmblemHealth/GHI‘sco-payment charges to City retirees are probably illegal indicates that state law has been violated.

Executive Law 63 (12) prohibits “repeated fraudulent or illegal acts in the transaction of business.”

In 2014, the New York State attorney general had investigated GHI for illegal actions and cited this law as one of the statutes violated. A settlement was reached that imposed fines and mandated a restitution fund.

The attorney general must commence a new investigation. It could be invaluable in helping retirees receive eventual reimbursement from GHI.

Harry Weiner


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